CHINA HK police destroy WWI-era grenade found in potato shipment

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HK police destroy WWI-era grenade found in potato shipment

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03:03, February 04, 2019

A Hong Kong police bomb squad destroyed a World War I-era grenade found in a shipment of potatoes from France on Saturday.

A World War I-era hand grenade is found in a shipment of potatoes from France on February 2, 2019. [Screenshot: China Plus]

A World War I-era hand grenade is found in a shipment of potatoes from France on February 2, 2019. [Photo: China Plus]

According to a report by CNN, the Germany-made explosive was found at a potato chip factory in Hong Kong. Police said the grenade was imported from France together with the potatoes; there was no indication of criminal activity.

Police later detonated the grenade on site at the factory, and posted a video of the procedure on the "Hong Kong Police Force" twitter account.

No injuries were reported.


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